Final Citizenship Changes Come into Force
By Catherine Sas Q.C. *
The Asian Pacific Post
The remaining revisions to Canada's Citizenship laws came into force on June 11, 2015.
Last year the government introduced Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act which introduced many changes to the citizenship application process.
However, many of those were not implemented until just recently.
Visit of Swami Tejomayananda in Toronto
By A Correspondent
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you could re-question, re-evaluate and re-set priorities, goals and beliefs? From June 4th to June 9th, over 500 seekers came together on a purposeful evolutionary journey to be guided by the Bhagavad Gita: Our GPS on the Road Map of Life, to do just that. Swami Tejomayananda, world-renowned spiritual master and head of the worldwide organization Chinmaya Mission, conducted a 6-day long lecture series at the Chinmaya Vedanta Heritage Center in Brampton, Ontario, featuring talks from Purusha Suktam and Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15.
Miss India-Canada 2015: With Air Canada As Associate Sponsor
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF CULTURE, TALENT & GLAMOUR
By A Correspondent
Air Canada has confirmed their participation as the associate sponsor for this year’s milestone anniversary of Miss India-Canada 2015; which is celebrating 25 years of Talent, Culture and Glamour.
Canada Day 2015
Fireworks cap nighttime festivities on Parliament Hill
A huge fireworks display capped off Canada Day festivities in Ottawa on Parliament Hill, after acts from pop sensation Kiesza and other musicians entertained the crowd.
Earlier Wednesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canadians will continue to overcome all threats they face from outside forces, as he praised members of the Armed Forces during the day's celebrations.
When Messengers Shoot Each Other…
It's the Message that Becomes the First Casualty
By Prabhu Chawla
When newspersons become newsmakers, they are writing the obituary of news. When newspapers run down their competitors, it amounts to self-assassination. When TV channels froth at the mouth against one another, it indicates the total commercialisation of the news industry. The media is considered to be the messenger who carries good, bad and ugly news to its readers and viewers. Never before has it been under such intensive scrutiny as now. In the melee of high-octave philippic and incendiary wars of words, the arena of dialogue is turning out to be a show of Media vs Media.
INDIA: News Briefs
Over 600 killed in terrorist attacks in northeast since 2011, RTI query reveals: Over 600 people have been killed in militant attacks and insurgencies in the northeastern states of the country in last four years, an RTI query has revealed. According to an RTI reply by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, 614 people lost their lives, including 105 Security Force personnel, in 3,493 militant attacks and extremist groups' violence. Times of India, June 28, 2015.
One Year of Modi Sarkar: Hate Speech Galore
By Ram Puniyani *
The coming to power of Narendra Modi in a way gave an open license to all the affiliates of RSS combine to indulge in open hate speech against the religious minorities. The current agenda behind the hate speech is to consolidate the communal polarization of the society along lines of religion. The well known case of MIM’s Akarbar Uddudin Owaisis’ hate speech has been despicable and very rightly Akbarudin Owaisi had to be in jail for some time. The case against him should be pursued and the legal course of action must be followed.
The Fuss About One-Rank-One-Pension (OROP)
It does not take a rocket scientist to understand that OROP is a matter of simple justice. Some Veterans say that governments playing with their patience at the behest of vested interests that delay or deny OROP, are figuratively playing with a bomb with a slow-burning fuse. Only time will tell whether the Maha-Rally will result in grant of OROP, or whether the vested interests succeed in destroying the bond between the soldier-veteran on the one hand and the government on the other.
Higher Education: Fresh Visions And Visionaries
By Cynthia Stephen
The vision of the excluded subalterns needs to be recognized. It needs to be central not only in documents but in social life. Well-qualified educationalists and policy makers with energy and the political will from the subaltern and excluded groups, including women, must be given opportunity to apply national commitments to national change. Then there may be equity and equality in Higher education in India. Clearly, one Prof. Thorat is insufficient to bring about the paradigm shift that is required. Will the policy makers and the political class have the courage to do what it takes?
Criminal Justice System
By Rayees Rasool
In order to mitigate the conditions of the undertrial prisoners the first and foremost thing that has to do is to bring down their population drastically. This cannot happen unless all the branches of the criminal jus-tice system work hand in hand. The presence of large number of undertrial prisoners is really shame to any criminal justice administration .For this we have to take these undertrials out of the prison or not to keep them for a long period as well as not to sent more undertrials to the prison.
Kashmir: Mysterious Attacks And Distant Peace
By Sheikh Shahid
The grip of Indian establishment was made slippery as the Sang-baz were high on the drugs - The drugs of Freedom. If today, Kashmir seems relatively calm it is not that the sentiment of Aazadi is dead, but that in absence of a resolution the summers are bound to return anytime, with a renewed dynamism. Hence, a solution to Kashmir conflict is to be found without the banal time-buying tactic, that only provide a silent impetus to the bloody summers